The Electricity Generation in Australia Dashboard is one of the first public data dashboards developed by Perceptive Data and is updated yearly as new data releases become available.  This year’s update (2019 electricity data) continues to show the proportional increase in renewable energy into Australia’s electricity mix.

Please note: It’s been updated since this article.  Find the new version here: https://perceptivedata.com.au/australian-electricity-data/ 

One of the more noticeable changes from last year is that Victoria now becomes the third state to break through to more than 20% renewables, albeit following South Australia (wind) and Tasmania (hydro) by a large percentage.  Victoria’s gains are a combination of additional generation from wind and small solar, with large solar now beginning to add to the mix as well.

Nationwide, brown coal continues it’s gradual decline, down another 8% from the previous year, while black coal has remained relatively steady for the past 5 years.  The yearly trend charts near the bottom of the dashboard are good for observing these changes and will filter to finer detail when a state is selected from the map. 

The Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources publish Australia’s electricity generation statistics.